Sudip Bose

Sudip Bose  is the managing editor of the Scholar. He wrote the weekly classical music column “Measure by Measure” on this website for three years.

Sonic Geographer

The composer whose music bears witness to a planet in peril

by Sudip Bose | Monday, October 05, 2020

Making Himself at Home

A German-born composer and his English oratorios

by Sudip Bose | Monday, December 03, 2018

Innocence and Loss

Samuel Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915

by Sudip Bose | Monday, September 16, 2019

The Story of an Exile

Arnold Schoenberg and his Piano Concerto

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, February 06, 2020

The Composer as Dissident

Karl Amadeus Hartmann and the act of bearing witness

by Sudip Bose | Friday, January 24, 2020

Beethoven and James Bond

Recalling the past, surveying the future

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, January 09, 2020

Nationalist Anthems

Remembering a time when composers mattered more

by Sudip Bose | Monday, December 02, 2019

Food of Love

The magic of Henry Purcell

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, November 21, 2019

A Composer in an Antique Land

The legacy of Arthur Farwell

by Sudip Bose | Friday, November 01, 2019

This Is What Terror Sounds Like

10 pieces to guarantee the Halloween shivers

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, October 24, 2019

Visions of Another Realm

Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, October 03, 2019

The Classical Romantic

Remembering Joseph Joachim

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, August 15, 2019

The Sailor Condemned

Benjamin Britten’s Billy Budd

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, August 01, 2019

Swan Song

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s Violin Concerto

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, July 18, 2019

An Ives Fourth

Nostalgia or nightmare?

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, July 04, 2019

A Mexican Mosaic

Carlos Chávez’s Indian Symphony

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, June 13, 2019

Beach Music

A sonata beautiful and strong

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, May 30, 2019

A Symphony for Springtime

Or, when is an American symphony not American enough?

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, May 16, 2019

An American Prodigy

Remembering Michael Rabin

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, May 02, 2019

Decca at 90

Six classical music albums

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, April 18, 2019

In Praise of Chadwick

Remembering one of American music’s founding fathers

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, April 04, 2019

Bach’s Birthday Returns

The young Bruno Maderna sought inspiration in the past

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, March 21, 2019

The Summit Revealed

Alan Hovhaness and his Mysterious Mountain

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, March 07, 2019

Rites of Spring

Virgil Thomson’s Feast of Love

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, February 28, 2019

An American Impressionist

What Charles Griffes wrote during his brief life leaves us wanting more

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, February 07, 2019

Indonesia and the West

From Debussy to Lou Harrison

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, January 31, 2019

Requiem for Fanny

Mendelssohn’s final expression of grief

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, January 24, 2019

The Tranquility of Influence

Busoni’s Violin Concerto

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, January 10, 2019

Air From the East

From Rousseau to Weber to Hindemith

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, December 20, 2018

The World Becomes a Dream, the Dream Becomes a World

Wolfgang Rihm’s Astralis

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, December 13, 2018

From Romania With Love

Dancing with Dinicu

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, December 06, 2018

The Maestro as Engineer

Ernest Ansermet and Arthur Honegger’s speeding train

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, November 29, 2018

On St. Cecilia’s Day

Handel’s ode for November 22

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, November 22, 2018

The Virtuoso as Aristocrat

Jorge Bolet and one memorable night in 1974

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, November 15, 2018

State of Gliss

The art of Gloria Coates

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, November 08, 2018

Bewitching Sounds of Bronze

The maverick Lou Harrison

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, October 25, 2018

The Power of Musick

Handel, Dryden, and Alexander the Great

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, October 18, 2018

The Boy Romantic

Erich Wolfgang Korngold and his musical snowman

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, October 04, 2018

A Tingling Spine Every Time

Some of classical music’s most sublime moments

by Sudip Bose | Tuesday, October 02, 2018

The Lonely Heath at Twilight

Gustav Holst, Thomas Hardy, and a musical portrait of a timeless place

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, September 27, 2018

A Requiem of One’s Own

Stravinsky’s late 12-tone masterpiece

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, September 20, 2018

Happy Birthday, Clara Schumann

The compositions of the eminent pianist are finally getting their due

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, September 13, 2018

A Sunset in Song

Ottorino Respighi and Percy Bysshe Shelley

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, September 06, 2018

Mozart in Sun and Shadow

A novella imagines a day with the great composer

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, August 23, 2018

Bernstein on Bach

Learning about counterpoint on network TV

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, August 16, 2018

Centennials, Part Two

The art of Henryk Szeryng

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, August 09, 2018

The Virtuoso as Artist

Remembering Ruggiero Ricci on the centenary of his birth

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, August 02, 2018

Who’s the Boss?

When conductor and soloist clash, a concerto performance can turn into a contest of wills

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, July 26, 2018

Songs for Olly

A requiem for Knussen

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, July 19, 2018

An American in Berlin

Aaron Copland’s 1970 visit to Germany

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, May 03, 2018

The Conquered Ear

Roger Sessions’s Eighth Symphony, 50 years after its premiere

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, May 10, 2018

Lilacs for Lincoln (and Kennedy and King)

Roger Sessions, part II

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, May 17, 2018

The Man Who Loved Proust

Reynaldo Hahn and the sounds of the beautiful age

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, May 24, 2018

Requiem for an Angel

A concerto and its nearly disastrous premiere

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, May 31, 2018

Hardly Academic

The essential Walter Piston

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, June 07, 2018

American Symphonies

25 of the very best

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, June 14, 2018

Expanding the List

More essential American symphonies

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, July 05, 2018

Death in Antarctica

Vaughan Williams’s Seventh Symphony

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, July 12, 2018

Wagner in the Afternoon

The musical Willa Cather

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, April 26, 2018

The Comeback

Kyung Wha Chung plays Bach

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, April 19, 2018

The Séance and Robert Schumann

How did a long-lost concerto finally come to light?

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, October 19, 2017

Crossing Over

The art of Nikolai Kapustin

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, April 12, 2018

Lost and Found

Igor Stravinsky’s Chant funèbre

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, April 05, 2018

Organ Grinding

When the audience revolted at Carnegie Hall

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, March 29, 2018

Final Regret

The Baroque opera that Claude Debussy wanted to see before he died

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, March 22, 2018

Who Was Laura Valborg Aulin?

A glimpse at the composer of a grand, serious—and forgotten—masterpiece

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, March 15, 2018

And This Was My Country

Anton Webern's "Wiese im Park"

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, March 08, 2018

An American Tchaikovsky

Remembering William Grant Still

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, March 01, 2018

Ah, Bitter Chill It Was!

Franz Liszt's Chasse-neige

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, February 22, 2018

Delirious

John Adams and his musical machine

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, February 15, 2018

A Day in the Life

Reading Joyce’s Ulysses as a guide to urban living

by Sudip Bose | Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Songs of the Earth

Michael Tippett's The Rose Lake

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, February 08, 2018

Doppelgängers

What does Schubert sound like on a jazzy bass trombone?

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, February 01, 2018

Beauty Is Truth

The music of Gottfried von Einem

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, January 25, 2018

The Cult of Johanna Martzy

Forgotten at her death, yet treasured for her recordings

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, January 18, 2018

A Year in the Desert

Elliott Carter and his revolutionary first string quartet

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, January 11, 2018

Marching Into 2018

Has Johann Strauss ever sounded so foreboding?

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, January 04, 2018

Among the Believers

Handel’s Messiah didn’t always have a sacred context

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, December 21, 2017

The Splendor of Color

Remembering Vladimir de Pachmann

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, December 14, 2017

Come Fly With Me

When music made you want to go places

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, December 07, 2017

Honorable Mention

When America aspired to be first in the arts as well as war

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, November 30, 2017

A Week of Webern

Chances to hear the master’s music live are all too rare

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, November 16, 2017

Beethoven in the Blitz

When the bombs fell, Myra Hess played on

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, November 09, 2017

The Sequel as Rebirth

What could Hector Berlioz do to follow up his most fantastic symphony?

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, October 26, 2017

Sonic Fields of Dark and Light

Morton Feldman and his Rothko Chapel

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, November 02, 2017

Crushed Cadences and Vented Rests

Kazuo Ishiguro’s The Unconsoled

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, October 12, 2017

The Scholar-Pianist

Paul Badura-Skoda on his 90th birthday

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, October 05, 2017

Crossing Over

Kiri Te Kanawa and Richard Strauss’s final songs

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, September 28, 2017

Songs of Innocence

Fauré, Verlaine, and the music of eternal hope

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, September 21, 2017

A Poet of the Heart

The brief career of Guillaume Lekeu

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, September 14, 2017

Mahler in the Jungle

The Mexican composer who championed the people, and who memorably depicted the Yucatán on film

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, September 07, 2017

An Englishman in Donegal

Just how Irish was Arnold Bax?

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, August 31, 2017

Who the Hell Is Allan Pettersson?

The composer as outcast

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, August 24, 2017

Schubert Everlasting

Sviatoslav Richter and a music like no other

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, August 17, 2017

A Little Night Music

Hearing Gurrelieder on a stormy night

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, August 10, 2017

Driving Rhythms, Beguiling Sounds

The music of Erkki-Sven Tüür

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, August 03, 2017

When Beethoven Met Goethe

It happened one July in Teplitz

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, July 27, 2017

Music and War

Part three

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, July 20, 2017

Music and War

Part two

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, July 13, 2017

Szymon Goldberg’s Journey

Music and war, part one

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, July 06, 2017

Great Escape

On Normandy’s coast a century ago, Claude Debussy fled the war and composed his final piano masterpiece

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, June 29, 2017

Sound and Silence

Jean Sibelius and the symphony that never was

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, June 22, 2017

Great Escape

On Normandy’s coast a century ago, Claude Debussy fled the war and composed his final piano masterpiece

by Sudip Bose | Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Making Art at Three A.M.

Hugo Wolf and insomnia

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, June 15, 2017

Out of the Watery Depths

Debussy’s sunken cathedral

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, June 08, 2017

The Conductor Who Knew How to Swing

A remembrance

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, June 01, 2017

The Canyons, the Stars, and the Realm Beyond

Olivier Messiaen’s tribute to America

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, May 18, 2017

Brazil by Way of Bach

The music of Heitor Villa-Lobos

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, May 25, 2017

Oliver Knussen’s Whitman Settings

From poetry into music

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, May 11, 2017

Music at 14 Below

Pauline Oliveros’s Deep Listening

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, May 04, 2017

Kinderszenen

A love of music should be nurtured from the start

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, April 27, 2017

In Search of Lasting Peace

Benjamin Britten’s Sinfonia da Requiem

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, April 20, 2017

Out of the Closet

The strange case of Erica Morini’s Stradivarius

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, April 13, 2017

Beloved Bruckner

The late Stanisław Skrowaczewski

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, April 06, 2017

Sound and Scandal

When music mattered enough to start a fight

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, March 30, 2017

Noise Into Music

Toru Takemitsu Part II

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, March 23, 2017

Music for Winter

Toru Takemitsu and suspended time

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, March 16, 2017

Sound and Silence

Georg Friedrich Haas and Mozart’s Requiem

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, March 09, 2017

The Short, Tragic Life of Dinu Lipatti

Remembering the pianist on his centenary

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, March 02, 2017

Listening to Pärt in the Dark

The music of eternity

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, February 23, 2017

The Conscience of Adolf Busch

He’d return to Germany, he said, when Hitler was hanged

by Sudip Bose | Wednesday, February 15, 2017

In Praise of Vinyl

Returning to a more tactile, immersive experience

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, February 09, 2017

Remembering Rostropovich

A defender of the arts during authoritarian rule

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, February 02, 2017

The Inimitable Christian Ferras

What darkness lay beneath his excellence?

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, January 26, 2017

A Tale of Two Concerts

Music meant politics at Richard Nixon’s second inauguration

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, January 19, 2017

Winter Classical Music

Ten pieces to warm your ears

by Sudip Bose | Monday, February 01, 2016

The Old Master

Neville Marriner breathed new life into Baroque music, with a sense of drive and panache

by Sudip Bose | Monday, December 05, 2016

It Beggared All Description

The famous flop that opened the Met

by Sudip Bose | Monday, June 06, 2016

The Sound of Silence

Jean Sibelius and the symphony that never was

by Sudip Bose | Monday, February 29, 2016

Vermeer and the Art of Solitude

Some works are not meant to be blockbusters

by Sudip Bose | Monday, December 07, 2015

When the Angry Lion Roared

Pierre Boulez and the piece that marked his breakthrough as a composer

by Sudip Bose | Monday, September 07, 2015

Charles and Mary Lamb’s Tales from Shakespeare

Sophisticated and never condescending

by Sudip Bose | Monday, October 05, 2015

An Epic in Flux

Gilgamesh, the world's first great literary work, is still being pieced together

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, March 01, 2007

The World All Before Them

Setting off on footpaths both well-trod and forgotten

by Sudip Bose | Friday, March 01, 2013

Incident at Mittersill

A new opera explores the mysterious death of the composer Anton Webern

by Sudip Bose | Friday, December 06, 2013

Boy Wonder

Remembering Lorin Maazel

by Sudip Bose | Monday, September 08, 2014

Road Show

The woodblock prints of Utagawa Hiroshige

by Sudip Bose | Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Atonality and Beyond

The century when composers and audiences parted company

by Sudip Bose | Saturday, September 01, 2007

Cal & Liz & Ted & Sylvia

The corresponding prose of midcentury poets

by Sudip Bose | Monday, December 01, 2008

Enlightenment Lite

by Sudip Bose | Saturday, March 01, 2008

Lenny's Little Chats

Envy the children who learned music from the maestro, Leonard Bernstein

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, December 01, 2005

On Virtuosity

A mastery of technique ought to be exalted, not disdained

by Sudip Bose | Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Vibrato Wars

Elgar, served neat and unshaken, stirs up the Brits

by Sudip Bose | Sunday, March 01, 2009

In Praise of Flubs

The pursuit of perfection has taken all the personality out of recorded classical music

by Sudip Bose | Wednesday, December 01, 2004